• The Award for Headteacher of the Year in a Primary School
  • Cardwell Primary School
  • 2020
  • Woolwich, London

Lisa Lazell is an inspirational leader who has created a high-quality learning environment in which staff and pupils feel inspired and supported to reach their full potential.

Lisa ensures pupils have the opportunity to go on a number of trips and specialist visits, all of which are directly linked to curriculum topics and so provide additional opportunities to learn in different environments. This is so vital as 72% of pupils have English as an additional language and so face their own barriers to learning.

Lisa always has time for pupils and adults alike as well as intricate knowledge of the finer details of each school. Lisa leads by example providing a model for others to emulate. She has an unwavering optimism and ability to make everyone feel their contribution matters. Her passion and commitment are infectious, as is her ability to “win hearts and minds”.